Acupuncture Continuing Education

Texas Acupuncture CAE Changes And Acupuncture CEUs

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Acupuncture CAE changes by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners are now in effect. The new renewal requirements for licensed acupuncturists involve changes in the timing of acupuncture license renewals and the amount of hours required in specific acupuncture CAE/CEU categories. There are also some minor changes in NCCAOM PDA/CEU requirements. We will take a look at those as well. HealthCMi provides acupuncture CEUs to the entire USA plus Canda, New Zealand, Australia, and more.

The Texas Medical Board has changes to its administrative code (title 22, part 9). As a result, acupuncturists must obtain 34 hours of continuing education credit every two years. Each of the 34 hours is a unit that is described as either a CEU or CAE (1 hour = 1 CEU = 1 CAE).

The Healthcare Medicine Institute (HealthCMi) offers all of the necessary courses needed to fulfill the new Texas Acupuncture CAE requirements. HealthCMi is an official Texas acupuncture continuing education provider (CAE Provider #00014). The following are the new requirements.


Texas Acupuncture CAE Categories

Licensed acupuncturists must obtain a minimum of eight hours of general acupuncture therapy, two ethics and safety, six herbology, and four biomedicine CAEs. The new categorical requirements for continuing education courses are fulfilled by specific acupuncture CAE courses meeting those requirements. Fortunately, HealthCMi provides a special webpage denoting the acupuncture CEU courses that fulfill these requirements. To learn more, visit: Texas Acupuncture CAEs >



In related news, the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) has made a few acupuncture PDA changes for acupuncture CEU requirements (1 PDA = 1 CEU = 1 hour). All CPR education courses are now worth 4 PDAs toward the 60 PDA/CEU four year requirement. This value has changed over the years and the current value will remain at 4 PDAs unless another policy change is issued by the NCCAOM.

An important note about CPR PDAs, the NCCAOM accepts automatic submission of all PDAs by acupuncture continuing education providers, except for CPR PDAs. For CPR courses, NCCAOM diplomates can download their certificate of completion from the HealthCMi website and then upload it into the NCCAOM portal. All other courses will already be uploaded for you. This is a special exception for CPR courses, according to NCCAOM policy.

HealthCMi is the first acupuncture continuing education provider to automatically send your CAEs/CEUs to the NCCAOM after receiving a certificate of completion. However, the NCCAOM does not accept CPR certificates from any providers and the NCCAOM no longer assigns a PDA number to any CPR courses. As a result, uploading the certificate of completion is done the old way, acupuncturists simply download the CPR certificate from HealthCMi and manually upload it into the NCCAOM online portal. Again, all other courses are sent automatically, which is a real time saver for acupuncturists.

The same NCCAOM requirements for safety and ethics are in effect for acupuncture diplomates. Fortunately, HealthCMi has safety, ethics, and CPR courses that fulfill your acupuncture continuing education requirements. Visit the special safety, ethics, and CPR page to select a course: Safety, Ethics, CPR >


Florida CEs and CE Broker

A quick note on Florida Board of Acupuncture requirements, HealthCMi provides automatic submission to the CE Broker portal for all acupuncture continuing education courses. There is a special webpage to help guide Florida acupuncturists toward meeting all acupuncture CE (CEU) requirements. Visit: Florida Acupuncture CE >

For the rest of the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and more, click on the HealthCMi interactive map to learn more about acupuncture continuing education requirements for specific states, provinces, and regions. Visit: Acupuncture CEUs >


Acupuncture Continuing Education Credits